Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Virtual School Make-up Days

At tomorrow's policy committee meeting, I am going to suggest that beginning next year all teachers will be responsible to post their daily class plans online with links to any ancillary data.

Furthermore I am going to recommend that these record plans legally constitute a school day for any student who completes the assignment online via the comments feature.

This means snow days no longer need to be "made-up" physically. The savings of transportation, energy, and so on in the Northeast is considerable. It also frees parents, the school, and teachers from missing well-earned vacation time.

It also means that students can stay home sick when sick and not 'miss' school. This makes us a healthier community as well.

Let's see if we can make this stick.

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